Praśrabdhi (P. passaddhi; T. shin tu sbyang ba ཤིན་ཏུ་སྦྱང་བ་; C. qing'an 輕安) is translated as "pliancy", "flexibility", or "alertness". It is defined as the ability to apply body and mind towards virtuous activity. Prasrabhi is identified as:
- One of the eleven virtuous mental factors within the Abhidharma-samuccaya of the Sanskrit Mahayana tradition
- One of the ten omnipresent wholesome factors within the Abhidharma-kosa of the Sanskrit Mahayana tradition
- One of the eight antidotes applied to overcome obstacles in Samatha meditation within the Sanskrit tradition.
The Abhidharma-samuccaya states:
- What is alertness? It is the pliability of body and mind in order to interrupt the continuity of the feeling of sluggishness in body and mind. Its function is to do away with all obscurations.
The Khenjuk states:
- Pliancy is the ability to apply body and mind to virtue. Its function is to overcome negative tendencies.
- Guenther (1975), Kindle Locations 623-624.
- Kunsang (2004), p. 25.
- Pliancy (Rigpa Wiki)
- Guenther, Herbert V. & Leslie S. Kawamura (1975), Mind in Buddhist Psychology: A Translation of Ye-shes rgyal-mtshan's "The Necklace of Clear Understanding". Dharma Publishing. Kindle Edition.
- Kunsang, Erik Pema (translator) (2004). Gateway to Knowledge, Vol. 1. North Atlantic Books.
- Ranjung Yeshe wiki entry for shin_tu_sbyang_ba
- Riga wiki entry for "pliancy"
- Primary Minds and the 51 Mental Factors, StudyBuddhism
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